A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting
in prolonged ... If these factors do not support precipitation volumes sufficient to
reach the ... Direct effects of...
Because they are caused by a reduction in the normal amount of rainfall a region
receives, droughts can occur anywhere on the planet. For example, some parts ...
This can happen at any given time, even in winter time, however, for most
droughts, they do occur during warmer or drier months. Droughts happen when ...
Nov 10, 2015 ... Newsround brings you a special programme on the drought in East Africa, but
what does drought actually mean?
Can scientists predict if a drought is going to happen? No! ... How does a drought
affect our lives? ... We need water to live, and animals and plants do too.
About Us; News & Outreach; Drought Basics; Monitoring Tools; Planning .... look
at how drought affects our lives and what we can do to protect ourselves from ...
Droughts can occur when there is the lack of 'expected' precipitation (rain and
snow). Note that we say 'expected' because the lack of rain alone does not mean
Where and how often do droughts typically occur, and with what intensity? And,
perhaps most important, what causes them? The goal is to use these new data to
Jul 2, 2015 ... Many of the droughts currently happening are thanks to El .... countries will likely
endure it, they have both the money and technology to do so.
When the rains fail, the land—and its people—vanish in the wind.